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Two-humped Bactrian camels were domesticated thousands of years ago to carry goods and people across Asia. One festival in Mongolia annually celebrates this gentle giant.
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Democrats in the House want documents, records and testimony. The Republican-controlled administration won't play ball. Here is how we got here — and what's coming next.
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Sixty-four Cuban nationals were deported in fiscal year 2016. Two years later, the number was 463, a more than sevenfold increase, as U.S. policies have toughened towards Cuban immigrants.
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Warwick Public Schools reversed its decision to bar students with delinquent debt from access to hot lunch meals after it was met with anger. An outpouring of donations have since erased the debts.
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Trade negotiators from the U.S. and China wrapped up two days of "candid and constructive" talks Friday but failed to reach agreement. The Trump administration imposed higher tariffs on Chinese goods.
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal argues the Treasury secretary is in violation of U.S. tax code that states the department must turn over tax returns requested by the panel.
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Four years ago, on May 12, Janie Dumbleton was on her first business trip when Amtrak 188 derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight. The shirt she was wearing that day has helped her overcome PTSD.
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The Eurovision Song Contest starts next week in Tel Aviv. A cultural collective in Gaza is calling for a boycott of the competition; Israel has responded with PR videos and a "BDS" website of its own.
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González, 30, won a silver medal at the Rio Summer Olympics. With the threat of suspension hanging over her, she had been training in hopes that she could compete in next year's Tokyo Games.
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Under the Housing and Urban Development change, immigrants in the county illegally would be prevented from receiving federal housing aid. The result could be thousands of families evicted.
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The companies' founders say that the merger is going to better position the craft brewers to compete in an industry that is seeing rapid consolidation.
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... and why it's prompting a radical rethink of the Ebola strategy in Congo.
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Black and Native American women die of pregnancy-related causes at a higher rate than white women. Researchers say the gaps are driven by unequal access to health care and the experience of racism.
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France's military says it's mourning the men who died during the rescue of two French tourists, an American, and a South Korean.
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Thousands of people are enjoying the dance of a 5-year-old Afghan boy who was thrilled with a new prosthetic leg. The ongoing story of civilian (and child) casualties doesn't get the same attention.
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Caps on shift lengths for medical residents were implemented to improve patient safety. Given the effects of sleep deprivation on emotional capacity and residents' well-being, why risk longer hours?
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The northeastern state of Assam left some 4 million people, mostly Muslims, off its citizenship register last year. At the same time, India is seeking to offer citizenship to non-Muslim foreigners.
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A former U.S. diplomat, Patrick Syring, sent threatening emails to members of the Arab American Institute for more than a decade. On Thursday he was convicted of seven federal hate crime charges.
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Manning is due to return to federal court on May 16. Despite an offer of immunity, she has refused to answer questions about WikiLeaks, saying she already has shared everything she knows.
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"Short of murder, stealing material is the worst thing any comic can be accused of," O'Brien writes. The case was due to go to a jury trial within weeks.
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